R v Hashem Abedi

Jocelyn Ledward was instructed as Junior Prosecution Counsel in this prosecution for 22 counts of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause explosions arising out of the bombing of the Manchester Arena in 2017. The defendant's brother, Salman Abedi, detonated an IED at the end of an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people and seriously injuring dozens of others. This was the first extradition to England and Wales from Libya following a 2008 Treaty, and resulted in the imposition of life sentences with a minimum term of 55 years, the longest ever imposed in E&W. 



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